zCapital comprehensively analyses a company's sustainability profile. We combine our qualitative analysis with our quantitative approach. This considers data from sustainability rating agencies such as Inrate, ISS or RepRisk. The entire zCapital team is involved in the analysis. As a signatory of the UN PRI standards, we support principles which commit to responsible investing.
The zCapital Swiss ESG Fund excludes manufacturers of controversial weapons. In addition, companies that materially violate the principles of the UN Global Compact or generate more than 5% of sales from the production of nuclear or coal-fired power, coal mining, fracking, oil sands, tobacco, pornography, gambling, armaments or civilian weapons are not invested in.
We raise shareholder concerns and address relevant ESG issues in over 400 meetings with Group Executive Board members each year. The aim is to motivate companies to act sustainably.
zCapital always registers shares in the share register and exercises voting rights consistently. Voting decisions are based on internal guidelines and take into account both financial aspects and ESG criteria.